hopping like a bunny

January 31, 2006


Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 6:52 pm
Okay, sloooow progress on Clappy. I keep forgetting where I am and I have to rip back. The yarn I bought? Nice and soft, but HELLO FUZZY. My clappy looks worn out already!! NEVER again will I buy Cherry Tree Hill’s silk/wool dk.
4 jobs you have had:
• Barista at Starbucks
• Lifeguard during the summers at an apartment complex pool
• Graphic Designer for my University newspaper
• Typographer for a mean, mean, mean old man. *hates* At least I got to put together cool forensic journals. One had a chapter that featured nothing but dead men with their pants around their ankles. Most of them were upside down. Apparently, you can only live an hour upside down. Fascinating.
4 movies you could watch over and over:
• Not really movies, but any of the BBC’s Horatio Hornblower shows/mini-movies. *hearts*
• Amadeus
• Royal Tenenbaums (I actually did watch that over and over my Jr. year of college)
• Boondock Saints
4 TV shows you love to watch:
• Project Runway
• Rollergirls
• American Idol (Anyone else find it funny that the State of the Union address comes on at 9pm tonight?? AFTER American Idol?)
4 places you have been on vacation:
• Montreal
• Taos, NM
• Vail, CO
• Puerto Rico
4 websites you visit daily:
Of course, this is just the tip of the iceburg of knitting blogs I read.
4 of your favorite foods:
• Anything with artichokes and cheese!
• chocolate peanut butter ice cream (preferably from Saywells in Hudson, Ohio)
• pizza (really, I could eat it everyday, especially bruschetta pizza)
• cheese bagels
4 places you would rather be right now:
• A new job…
• grad school (soon, after my post-bacc)
• Vienna. I always wanted to go. Will you take me? Can we go to Mozart’s museum? I just want some chocolates and a t-shirt.
4 bloggers you are tagging:
• Oh gee. Does anyone read this??



January 30, 2006


Filed under: Knitting, work — hophopusagi @ 4:38 pm

Since I was sick at the tail end of last week, I got my manager and the secretary sick. I feel bad for getting my manager sick, but not the miserable secretary. She had it coming!! Really! You never met a more negative person in your whole life. There is no joy in her life, because she chooses not to see it.

 I finished My So Called Scarf on Friday night, and started Clapotis on Saturday. I wasn’t able to concentrate on any studying at all, so I just watched TV and knit (and frogged, and knit, and frogged…). My head was so not clear. Never knit when you’re sick. Things get waaay too confusing. And now that I’ve started Clapotis, I don’t want to put it down! But I have to for like 2 weeks. Such a pity. I think I’ll finish the increase section tonight after I get home from school, though (I have only 1 more row). I use Rollergirls as my Monday night knitting time. Too tired at 10pm to do anything but. But Clapotis is *really* fun, and I’m suprised I held out for so long! And the Cherry Tree Hill DK Silk/Wool is really lovely to knit with. The colors aren’t me (cobalt, plum, navy, turqouise), so I *might* give this to my Mom. Maybe. We’ll see. It sure feels nice.

 I did make a $40 KnitPicks order on Saturday… I got 3 skeins of Gossamer in the “Carribean” colorway for *another* Clapotis, 4 skeins of Merino Style (right?) in forest green to make that Trellis baby sweater from Knitty (for a friend’s baby due in April), a kimono-like sweater pattern, an aran pattern (for DH), and some new circs for that damn Angelina sweater I am having trouble finishing (Addi Turbos are too short and the metal was cutting into my palms, ow ow ow!). I CAN’T WAIT until I pass my exam in 2 weeks so I can just knit, knit, knit!


January 27, 2006

Happy Birthday!!

Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 4:09 pm

Happy 250th birthday to my first celebrity crush, Mozart. 😀

 I still cry when I hear some of his works. So beautiful. I can’t comprehend the musical intelligence he had, it’s too much. Some say his quill was held by God, well, that could just possibly be true.

One of my favorites is the piano concerto he wrote for him and his sister to play, aptly titled “Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365”. It’s complex, tricky, and magnificent. He was a boy when he wrote it. How’s that for feelings of your own inadequacies??? Ha! We lose! Mozart wins!!

So go Mozart, it’s your birthday!!

What the hey?!?!

Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 3:44 am

SETH. On the OC. You’re throwing your life away! Uh muh guh.

Moving right along. Spoke to friend who works for place I interviewed with, heard lots of positive things (including how they interviewed another person, yet she was 2 hours late and … BROUGHT HER BOYFRIEND?????), and how it took them a month to hire her, and a month and a half to hire the other research assistant. Today at work was the first time in months that I actually did something of importance, though I had to take off before final approval was made, and hmmm… might get into trouble because of that. Well, I had class. Though I tell you, I could have skivved. I heard the same stories that he told last week. I feel bad for the guy though. He gave us his patient profile and he’s a very serious diabetic, and it looks like he’s *very* depressed. He also takes Viagra, but only got 4 a month. I was like, ew. They guy was born in ’41. He’s an old mans.

But yeah. I’ve also made a decision about school. I am applying to Rutgers’ Post-Bacc program, so if I decide I don’t want to go into nursing afterall, I will have been given the tools to apply to any health program I want. I could even apply to med school. How scary is that?? I could actually do it! That would be an amazing accomplishment on behalf of my self esteem. Really. I would want to do research. I think I would want to do research no matter what degree I end up having (a BSN would be better than just an RN for clinical research, hence the initial decision to go back to Rutgers).

Mike is in DC for a few days, at a healthcare conference. He’s starting to scare me. I think he might actually run for office someday, and sooner than I think. The day he decides to not be an independant anymore is the day I know my life as a mere citizen is over. *sigh* Do you know how I fear being that helmet-haired politician’s wife? This is why I should just bury myself in research.

Yesterday I took off work (because my Dad says that I’m “expendable”) to sit while the satellite guy installed their 4 recievers. I was all confused. I know nothing about satellite tv. I have basic cable! And billing?? I am in no position to give any comments or answers about billing, because I do not want my dad to yell at me. No way. He’s not really terrible, he just has issues with loudness. But what really stunk about yesterday was that I got a cold. Boo. So now I am super sick. I didn’t bring any knitting with me, though I did watch “13 Going on 30” with my Mom after she got home. I could have done it then. My goal was to study, not knit, and at least I accomplished that in my expendable time.

I hope Robin the scardy cat sleeps with me tonight. She curls up in the crook of my knee and is just a precious little package of kitty. And since she only weighs 7 lbs, it’s the cutest thing ever. So teensy.

Mr. Parsley, on the other hand, well, let’s hope he’s feeling better. He took the most hugest crap on my carpet this morning. I heard this rubbery squeaking noise, went “WTF??” and looked at him just in time to see him lift up his tail and take the nastiest shit ever. I guess he couldn’t make it to the box, because he just went right on the carpet!! It smelled so bad!!! He’s never, ever done anything like that, and I really hope he’s not sick. But it was HUGE. Like, I don’t even crap that much when I go!! Ewww.

January 19, 2006

I was probably right

Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 7:11 pm

I am guessing that the job is not for me- though it would be so fun. I would need more training that they would want to give, I am betting. Not that I am dumb or anything, it’s just my background is language-oriented and they’re more spinal cord-oriented. Oh well. I wish their stroke research facility was hiring… puh puh partender! I should submit my resume just for fun. Because lord knows I need to get out of my current job like whoa!

Tonight I have pharm tech class. Wheee. I’m good at remembering the abbreviations. I hope we learn more though, it seems too easy. I mean, how educated will I come out of this? Will I be able to get a hospital job, or will I have to cut my teeth doing retail pharmacy? That would be so boo-hiss.

I started knitting “My So Called Scarf” out of Manos in this nice nut brown/gray/taupe colorway. It’s for DH. So far I am getting 2 rows/5 min. So 24 rows/hr. I think it’ll be a 10 hr scarf, guesstimating the yardage. I don’t know how many yards/row I am using. So I am about 4.5 hours in, and being that I’ll have an hour after class to watch The OC then I will probably be half done (“Sisters… and bosoms…”– gotta love Seth!). I’m thinking I’ll use up the rest of the 1st skein in that hour.

Contemplating signing up for Sockpaloooza. I don’t know. Maybe not. After I finish this scarf I am starting Clapotis. The yarn arrived way fast (thank you http://www.fuzzymable.com ), though I thought the colorway would have a lot more green in it (it is, afterall, called Green Mt. Madness). It’s mostly blues and a deep plum, with some green in there. It’s okay, just not what I was expecting. I’m too lazy to send it back, though. If I don’t like it when I’m, then I will give it to my Mommy.

January 15, 2006


Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 6:49 pm

I spent like $80 on YARN yesterday. I got 2 skeins (just two!!) of silk/merino DK from Cherry Tree Hill in Green Mountain Madness. I want to make Crapotis (aka The Clap: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html ). It will be fabulous.

Still studying and crap. I have a job interview tomorrow in a research facility. I’m nervous- it’s been a while since I even thought about psych research, and when I last encountered it, it was linguistics-based. This is for spinal cord injuries. I hope they see that I am smart enough to be verstile. I printed out some papers to show them, just in case.

I have to prepare more, buh bye.

January 9, 2006


Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 2:53 pm

Tonight I start my pharm tech course. It will supposedly prepare me for the certificate exam, but there’s no in-pharmacy training. I think I might have to pick my Mom’s brain on that (she’s a PharmD). I don’t need to be certified in my state (yet), but it will help me make more money. It was Mom’s idea to take the class, of course. I’m actually looking forward to it. Given the right environment, I can make as much as I do now, but I can work 2nd shift. Why 2nd shift? So I can go to school full time. Genius? Pretty much. But sleep? I don’t think so. I am looking forward to making the switch into healthcare, though. I should have listened to my Mom all along, and gone into nursing out of high school. But who listens to their mothers?

I want to be a nurse so badly, that I’m afraid that fate will muck it up and I won’t get in anywhere. I found out about 2 months ago that I can go back to Rutgers to get a 2nd degree, and I think I will do that if I don’t get into nursing school. Having a BS in something like Biochem would be fulfilling in the long run. I don’t really care if it’s hard, I do better when it seems impossible. So I will go back to school for something related to science. Don’t get me wrong, I loved studying linguistics and it was super challenging, but in the real world, it’s just not applicable on it’s own yet (unless you want to be a professor). Combine it with speech pathology, yes. Computers/robotics, yes. But I don’t really want to do either. At least it gave me a good foundation for solving really hard puzzles and taught me how to conduct my own research (instead of just looking things up at the library).

 Today is a good day at the office, the highly irritable secretary is O-U-T!!! Maybe she won’t come back in, and we can hire someone who actually likes life and herself. That would be so wonderful. Maybe then I would actually enjoy working here for the time being.

 Oh, I started this out to be more of a knitting blog, but my mind has been preoccupied. Obviously. I did finish a sweater a week ago. I swear. See? Proof. That really is me. And there are even my parent’s Christmas socks thrown in there. I keep a Livejournal so I can comment on their knitting community posts. And post things where people give me loads of compliments. Moo ha ha ha.

On the needles are the beginnings of Mike’s aran sweater (from an OLD Bernat book- The Bernat Book of Irish Knits). He deserves something, I never knit for him. And he requested this, so I really can’t say no to something he suggests, since he says he never wants anything. Also on the needles is that stupid lovely Angelina sweater. I had to order straight needles because the Addis are hard to hold if I’m knitting something flat. They cut into my palms and it just hurts. So knitting this sweater has been really painful and it’s taken 7 months to do just 10 inches. I hope the new needles work out!!

January 8, 2006

Maybe she was sleeping?

Filed under: Random — hophopusagi @ 7:57 pm

Kitty woke up, I suppose, or was moved. I hope that she’s ok.

I’m hoping that the school I’m applying to isn’t off next Monday, I need to go down there to speak to someone regarding my science requirements.  This is all such a huge headache. In high school, I did take all the classed I needed to take, but I didn’t do very well as I was extremely ill from ages 14-18. I barely passed chemistry lab, in other words, I didn’t get an F. I got a D for the year because I couldn’t do the lab when I was being (inadequately) home-schooled. This is all such a headache. I love science. I didn’t take any labs in college, though, because my major (linguistics) didn’t require them, and to graduate I didn’t have to take any labs. I took bs science courses to get As in (anthropology, human sexuality, and meteorology). SIGH. Will I ever get into nursing school? I think I should, just based on the fact that I have a BA, and nursing schools only give you an associate’s degree. So dumb. They’re so competitive, yet there’s a huge nursing shortage. Ridiculous. I wish that they didn’t look at my high school grades. They’re awful.

January 6, 2006


Filed under: Animals — hophopusagi @ 6:07 pm

There’s a few ferals in the parking lot that I feed on occasion, and one didn’t seem to wake up from sleeping today. I hate that humans will just put an unaltered animal out on the street to spawn (for whatever ignorant reason), and I hate that there are people that hate ferals for existing, but it’s people like them who put them there in the first place. What really gets me is that I only feed them occasionaly because this idiot who used to work here fed them everyday, and now they’re dependent on humans for food. I am trying to wean them off, and it kills me that one didn’t make it.

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